Sad news reaches SFcrowsnest Towers … for the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic Convention told us that there will now be no Comic-Con in 2020.
The event will hopefully return to the San Diego Convention Center for July 22nd-25th 2021, pandemic willing.
Also, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held April 10-12, 2020 is looking to return to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 26-28th 2021.
In addition to their conventions, Comic-Con has been planning a major renovation of Balboa Park’s Federal Building to be completed for the grand opening of the Comic-Con Museum in the summer of 2021. However, the COVID-19 situation has affected those efforts as well.
Individuals who have already purchased memberships for Comic-Con 2020 will have the option to request a refund or transfer their badges to Comic-Con 2021. All 2020 badge holders will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to request a refund. Exhibitors for Comic-Con 2020 will also have the option to request a refund or transfer their payments to Comic-Con 2021.
onPeak, Comic-Con’s official hotel affiliate, will be canceling all hotel reservations and refunding all deposits made through them. There is no need for anyone who booked through onPeak to take any action, including trying to cancel their reservations online or contacting the company via phone as the process will be handled automatically. Those who booked rooms through onPeak will be notified when refunds have been completed.